Event spotlights

Istanbul in Budapest – The Reflections of the Fairytale Oriental in Budapest at the End of the 19th Century is the latest exhibition at Hungarian Culture Center, presenting from November 28 – January 12.

International Migration Film Festival by International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Istanbul. December 17; French Institution

Atta Festival, an international arts festival for children and babies, is happening now until December 8.

Sapor Istanbul Food Symposium, covering topics of Istanbul’s multicultural food heritage, Bosphorus and Fishing, the stories of the Food Makers of Istanbul, and more. December 7-8; Fener Rum Lisesi


Andy Warhol and pop art exhibition. Until March 29,2020; Uniq Expo.

For more events, check out some of Istanbul’s established arts and cultural venues:

Food and drinks

Chef Jaume Puigdengolas, who teaches gastronomy at Bahçeşehir University, will lead a New Year menu cooking class on December 13 at The House Hotel Bomonti.

Shangri-La Bosphorus offers a special Dim Sum menu prepared by the guest chef from December 6-15. Lunch serves from noon-3pm and dinner from 6-11pm. For reservation call 0212 275 88 88